Former NYC Cop Uses Cane To Defend Himself Against Attacker


In Brooklyn, 63-year-old Luis Diaz, a former NYC officer, used his cane to fend off a man attacking him with milk crates. Video released by police shows the suspect swinging at Diaz with milk cartons outside a restaurant as Diaz uses a cane to block the strikes. Police said the suspect struck Diaz several times before running off, leaving him with cuts and swelling. Diaz said he was out buying eggs when he was attacked from behind by the man, who came up and hit him on the back of the head. He also said he chose not to hit the attacker even when he had the chance to, saying he felt sorry for the guy. He added, "I know he's got to have some type of mental issues." Police are still looking for the attacker.